(Note: First two pictures are of the system in the other case as they were taken before the Phanteks one arrived)

I began of building by rebuilding my parents' pc just so I knew I could actually do it. Once I finished that I began looking for new parts of my own. I originally bought a cheap case on Amazon by some brand I've never heard of and hated it when it arrived. I then bought the motherboard first with some gift cards I got for my birthday along with the ram. After a few weeks of waiting Christmas came and I got enough gift cards and extra cash to buy the rest of the components. But hey, for a 15 year old kid's "first" pc, its decent.

Case I love this case. It has enough storage options for what I need but not excessive. My only problem is that the power supply shroud will not allow me to mount my gpu in the bottom socket so I can not use my existing wireless adapter (my router can only be in a certain room which is on a completely different floor from my pc).

Motherboard It get the job done. With a lot of sata ports and plenty of usb.

CPU Its AMD. I know. I chose amd only because of its price

Cooler I like it but it actually cut my hand while I was installing it so 9/10. Kappa.

GPU It's a bit old but my friend gave me it for free along with the psu. It's good for my light gaming and a definite improvement from my old all-in-one.

Hard Drive I plan on getting an ssd later on but this is just from my old pc and its treated me well.

Monitor Hasn't arrived yet but has pretty good reviews

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU is a great budget starter! Nice build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

At that processor price range the x4 860k is a great choice. I have a x4 750k from a couple years ago I can oc to 4.7GHz stable on air cooling similar to what you have.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

"CPU Its AMD. I know. I chose amd only because of its price" don't be ashamed of buying amd. if you overclock that sucker it could be a real powerhouse ;)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

at this budget

the 860K is a great deal

2015 games and beyond need 4 cores to run at least

that is where the Pentium G3258 falls flat

you friend did good for giving you a free GPU and PSU

it should be decent for games like CS:GO, LoL and Dota

if you are planning any upgrade

go for the R9 380 and a nice PSU from EVGA or the CoolerMaster VSM 550 or 650 Watts